Symposium Transformation Digital Art 2024

Posted on Wed, 02/07/2024 - 18:01


LI-MA Arie Biemondstraat 111 Amsterdam & NI Museumpark 25 Rotterdam

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Transformation Digital Art 2024 aims to show and discuss strategies for taking care of digital art for and by artists and institutions, archivists, curators, conservators and scholars. The focus of this year's edition is on Legacies.

Across both days, there are programmes dedicated to a broad range of contemporary and enduring challenges in the preservation of digital artworks. Fundamental to much of the focus on Legacies is the issue of care, which Jacqueline Milner (La Trobe University, Melbourne) unpacks in terms of feminist care ethics, political theory and ethics in her opening lecture. The closing panel addresses care as community and new platforms for knowledge sharing, including Isabelle Maund and Ugo Pecoraio, Florian van Zandwijk, and Constant Dullaart. The challenges in restoring and sustaining care for two iconic large media installations: The Senster (1968–70) by Edward Ihnatowicz and Ideophone I (1970) by Dick Raaijmakers. Elsewhere, panels discuss presentation and preservation strategies for net artworks: Dragan Espenschied on emulation in Olia Lialina’s exhibition in 2016, Claudia Roeck and Mauricio van der Masen Sombreff on JODI's (1995) and Jan Robert Leegte's Scrollbar Composition (2000), and Martina Haidvogel on the participatory web-based artwork Learning To Love You More (2002-09) by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July. Elsewhere, Philippe Bettinelli (Centre Pompidou) addresses the unique challenges faced by museums acquiring NFTs.